Chennai, Jul 11:
In order to ease the traffic congestion in Coimbatore, a bus stand would be constructed at Vellalore on 61.62 acres of land involving a project cost of Rs.178.2 crores. This was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy in the assembly today under rule 110.
The chief minister said that the required funds for taking up the project would be sourced from government subsidies and infrastructure development bodies. The bus stand would be put to use from this year onwards.
The chief minister also said that a detailed project report, involving an outlay of Rs.2371 crores has been prepared by the Chennai rivers revamping trust and the Chennai Metro Water Supply & Sewage Board (CMWSSB) to take up works like preventing the discharge of sewage into Cooum, Buckingham Canal and Adayar River, changing their courses and setting up pumping stations wherever required to discharge sewage.
The project would be executed over a period of five years from 2019 to 2023. The Chennai rivers revamping trust and the Chennai Metro Water Supply & Sewage Board would also prepare a project report for treating 260 million litres of sewage for re-use by the city and for releasing the same into water bodies around Chennai city.
Similarly, detailed project report would be prepared after conducting studies in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem, Erode and Tiruchy for recycling of waste water to prevent their being released into water sources and to use them in factories/industries and to enrich the ground water.
To procure cooking equipment for 5970 noon meal centres, a sum of Rs.8.63 crore would be allocated. Vegetable gardens would be raised in 9915 noon meal centres by allocating Rs.4.96 crores.
For taking up repairs of buildings in 11643 anganwadis a sum of Rs.22.66 crores would be earmarked. A sum of Rs.50000 each would be given to 200 differently abled persons to set up Aavin centres.